- PET liner recycling pilot trials are underway
- Aim is to recycle the PET in Australia
- Recycled Products are high quality consumer packaging which can be recycled many more times
Label & Package Compatibility
- In line with 2025 Australian National Packaging Targets, labels matter when considering package recyclability
- Correct label selection can enable the entire package to be recycled as one:
- Paper and fibre based packaging should be labelled with paper labels
- Glass packaging should be labelled with paper labels or wash off labels to enable the broken glass cullet to be effectively colour sorted for resupply to glass furnaces
- Plastic packaging, in particular high-density polyethylene and low-density polyethylene (HDPE & LDPE) and polypropylene (PP) should be labelled with like films, in particular PE and PP
- PET packaging should be labelled with wash-off label stocks, like UPM Raflatac RW85C adhesive, to enable the recycled PET flake to be free of label contaminants.
- Post-consumer recycled (PCR) content in packaging is becoming increasingly important, as it is essential that recyclate has viable end markets to enable a circular economy. UPM Raflatac Vanish™ PCR range of clear, white and silver PET films now contain 90 percent PCR
- Products relating to our key sustainability elements of Reduce, Recycle & Renew are
- Reduce is our UPM Raflatac RAFNXT+ product range made with paper originating from 100 percent certified forests
- Recycle – UPM Raflatac SmartCircle™ Wash-off labeling solutions
- Renew is UPM Raflatac Forest Film, the industry’s first wood-based PP film, produced from UPM BioVerno™ naphtha.
You can read more about all of the above products and UPM Raflatac’s holistic approach to sustainability at: https://www.upmraflatac.com/news-and-stories/blog/2019/10/labeling-for-a-more-sustainable-future-proof-packaging/